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27 March 2023, 09:22

2023 Minsk International Book Fair attracts over 50,000 visitors

MINSK, 27 March (BelTA) - More than 50,000 people attended the 30th edition of Minsk International Book Fair that was held on 22-26 March under the “World of Books Without Borders” slogan, Executive Director of the Book Fair Dmitry Makarov said at the closing ceremony on 26 March, BelTA has learned.

“I am happy to take stock of our joint activities over these past few days, the work of publishers, writers, and readers,” Belarusian Deputy Information Minister Igor Buzovsky said. “Our anniversary Minsk International Book Fair is drawing to a close, and it is encouraging to note that it took place the way we had intended. We have brought together 20 countries amid this challenging COVID-19 and geopolitical time,” he said.

According to Igor Buzovsky, a large representation at the exhibition was from the guest of honor, the Russian Federation. “It gave a worthy presentation of its publishing houses and books, which are the pride of both our exhibition and Russia,” he said.

The deputy information minister stressed that a lot of positive feedback was received following online presentations. “I hope that the writers, the people who worked on this stage for the visitors will be satisfied with the work organized during these days,” he said.

Publishing and printing professionals agreed to new relationships for the coming period. Some agreements were put into practice during the exhibition, said Igor Buzovsky.

He wished the participants to work together productively for the benefit of Belarus and the countries participating in the Minsk International Book Fair. “I am sure that the next year will be filled with new ideas and new thoughts for us. The exhibition is a platform of peace and friendliness. We will look for any communication that will let us implement new book projects for peace and creation,” the deputy information minister concluded.

The participants of the exhibition were awarded certificates of appreciation during the closing ceremony.

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